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Image 1 - Google Earth Typhoid Maps Reveal Secrets Of Disease Outbreaks
2011-10-17 03:47:34

In the mid-nineteenth century, John Snow mapped cases of cholera in Soho, London, and traced the source of the outbreak to a contaminated water pump. Now, in a twenty-first century equivalent, scientists funded by the Wellcome Trust working in Kathmandu, Nepal, have combined the latest in gene sequencing technology and global positioning system (GPS) case localization to map the spread of typhoid and trace its source. Typhoid fever is caused by two bacteria — Salmonella typhi and...

2011-08-23 17:43:05

Lessons from 2001 anthrax case help pinpoint source of disease Employing technology that reads the entire DNA code, researchers led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have pinpointed the source of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed more than 6,000 people and sickened 300,000. Using whole genome sequencing, which spells out the billions of chemical bases in DNA, TGen and DTU provided the strongest evidence yet that...

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2011-07-20 13:33:09

Nepal's government is ordering a new measurement of Mount Everest to determine the world's highest mountain's exact height. The Himalayan country has continued to recognize decades-old measurement of 29,028-feet, though U.S. climbers and China have made new measurements. Land Reforms Ministry spokesman Gopal Giri said Wednesday that the government decided last week during its annual budget speech to take the new measurement.  He said the plans will entail placing three reference points...

2011-07-01 00:19:40

Travelomy is a simpler way to plan your travel. Leveraging the latest social and location technologies, Travelomy puts together rich travel content that provides relevant & practical information to a traveler like never before. Bangalore, India (PRWEB) June 30, 2011 Bangalore based consumer web products startup Ciafo has launched Travelomy, the travel and tourism guide for South Asia that leverages web 2.0 technologies to provide complete travel information to a traveler. Covering 5...

2011-05-18 00:01:30

After the U.S. market, Paytoo, Paymotech's international mobile platform is opening a new corridor and is now available at the top of Mount Everest through its alliance with Online Nepal Services. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 17, 2011 Paymotech, a leader in cutting-edge telecommunications and payment solutions signed an agreement with Online Nepal Services, a leading remittance company of Nepal. Together they will bring the world closer to Nepali mobile customers through a network...

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2011-04-25 08:10:00

Not many people know that Nepal, the small nation filled with some of the world's tallest mountain peaks, has a population of wild rhinos which is now slowly increasing, AFP reports. For the first time since a civil war lead to a breakdown in the Nepali government's protection of the species, the number of known wild rhinos has increased to over 500, according to Nepali wildlife officials. Wildlife experts have spent the past month conducting a survey in which they counted 534 rhinos in...

2011-04-23 00:00:32

Give2Asia, a US-based public charity promoting transformative philanthropy for Asia, today announces a new fiscal sponsor partnership with the Rural Community Development Service Council (RCDSC) to help U.S. donors connect with programs that improve the lives of discriminated minority groups in Nepal. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 Give2Asia, a US-based public charity promoting transformative philanthropy for Asia, today announces a new fiscal sponsor partnership with the Rural...


Latest Nepal Reference Libraries

Wild Water Buffalo, Bubalus arnee
2012-08-16 09:49:56

The wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) is a member of the Bovidae family that is native to Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Asiatic buffalo and the Asian buffalo. Its range includes Nepal, India, Cambodia, and Thailand and once included other areas like Laos and Pakistan, but populations there have gone extinct. In India, populations are mainly restricted to protected areas including Manas and Dibru-Saikhowa National Parks and D'Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, among other areas....

2012-06-14 13:08:11

Symbol: PHNE11 Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   PHNE12 Phaeophyscia nepalensis (Poelt) D.D. Awasthi   PHNE13 Physcia nepalensis Poelt Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Physciella Essl. – physciella...

Himalayan Quail, Ophrysia superciliosa
2009-07-15 14:04:36

The Himalayan Quail, (Ophrysia superciliosa), is feared extinct as it was last verified in 1876. By 1904, this quail was considered very scarce, and to add to its scarecity, only two locations (northwest India and the western Himilayas) of the species are known. Even with numerous searches, their survival can not be counted out since they may be hard to spot. This medium-sized quail belongs to the pheasant family. Unconfirmed records have been noted from 1952 up to 2003. There is a...

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2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

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2009-01-15 18:40:49

The Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus) also known as the Impeyan Monal or Impeyan Pheasant, is a species of bird found in the pheasant family Phasianidae. It is native to eastern Afghanistan through the Himalayas including Kashmir region of Northern Pakistan, parts of India, Nepal, southern Tibet and Bhutan. There may be an occurrence in Burma as well. Its habitat is upper temperate oak-conifer forests scattered with open grassy slopes, cliffs and alpine meadows. Their normal elevation...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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